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"I'm very grateful to have Richard as my teacher.
My grammar skills and my confidence while speaking in English have accelerated since I started studying with him.

I can't thank you enough for your incredible lessons :)"

Qualifications: Cambridge CELTA, Certificate IV in TESOL, TEFL Certificate, Bachelor's degree

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Welcome to Nearer To Native!

Greetings, English learners! I'm thrilled that you have decided to take the next step in your journey to becoming a confident English user. My name is Richard and I am a passionate TESOL teacher with a deep love for language, culture, and education.

Teaching Philosophy

Language has the incredible power to connect people from different corners of the world, break barriers, and foster mutual understanding. As a TESOL teacher, my mission is to empower individuals from diverse backgrounds to master the English language, equipping them with the tools to engage confidently in today's interconnected world. I believe in creating a nurturing and inclusive learning environment, where students feel inspired to express themselves and embrace their unique linguistic identities.


Teaching Experience

With over 15 years of experience in the TESOL field, I've had the privilege of teaching students from various age groups and proficiency levels. From young learners taking their first steps in English to adult professionals aiming to enhance their language skills for academic or career growth, each student's journey has been a source of inspiration and fulfillment.

Approach to Learning

My teaching approach revolves around tailoring lessons to cater to individual needs and learning styles. I understand that every student is unique, and I strive to create dynamic, interactive lessons that captivate and engage learners while promoting language acquisition in a natural and enjoyable way. Emphasizing both fluency and accuracy, I encourage my students to immerse themselves in real-life language conversations, building their confidence to communicate effectively in diverse contexts.

Continuous Growth

As an ardent believer in lifelong learning, I continuously seek opportunities to enhance my skills and stay abreast of the latest trends and methodologies in language teaching. Attending workshops, conferences, and collaborating with fellow educators are vital aspects of my commitment to providing the best learning experience to my students.

Beyond the Classroom

When I'm not busy teaching, I love travelling and exploring different cultures. I strongly believe that learning extends far beyond the confines of a classroom, and I cherish every chance to broaden my horizons and embrace the world's diversity.

Join me on this journey

If you are ready to embark on an exciting adventure into the world of English language and culture, I warmly invite you to join me in my TESOL classes. Let's unlock the potential of language together, one word, one phrase, and one conversation at a time.


Thank you for visiting I'm eagerly looking forward to being a part of your language learning journey!

Warm regards,

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